×
INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

Contact US

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Aluminum in Cold Weather, Cold Temperature Applications

Aluminum in Cold Weather, Cold Temperature Applications

Aluminum in Cold Weather, Cold Temperature Applications

(OP)
Hello,

I am looking to fabricate a lift device for use in cold weather (down to -45C). Aluminum 6061-T6 appears to be acceptable from the information I have, -45 will only make aluminum stronger (do not need to worry about brittleness like with steel).

Anyone have any knowledge of Aluminum and cold weather (down to -45C) being an issue?

Thanks in advance!

RE: Aluminum in Cold Weather, Cold Temperature Applications

Well before Invar became a thing, they used to make LNG (-168C) tanks and pipes from Aluminium so -45 shouldn't be a big issue, but I guess there are different grades of /Aluminium.

Plenty of info about like this https://www.totalmateria.com/Article23.htm#:~:text....

Remember - More details = better answers
Also: If you get a response it's polite to respond to it.

RE: Aluminum in Cold Weather, Cold Temperature Applications

Aluminum is used for exchangers in cryogenic exchangers for nat gas separation. I don't know temperatures ,but much lower than - 45C.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login



News


Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close